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Ready to Quit Smoking?

There are plenty of reasons to kick this habit for good, and we’ve listed some of the top health benefits of quitting smoking and a timeline of how soon it can happen below. 

After just 20 minutes

After 8 hours

  • Decrease in carbon monoxide levels in your blood.
  • Blood oxygen levels increase

After 24 hours

After 48 hours

  • Nerve endings begin to recover
  • Taste improves

After 72 hours

  • Take a deep breath and enjoy as your bronchial tubes begin to relax without irritation from smoke

After 3 months

  • Improved circulation
  • Increased energy for exercise

After 9 months

After 1 year

  • Risk of heart disease drops
    • Your risk of heart disease decreases to half that of a current smoker

There is also the money savings that happen when you quit. With the high price of tobacco these days, you could save thousands of dollars a year. Think about it.

The positives that come when you quit smoking is worth doing it in so many different ways. If you need help, talk to your healthcare provider about a smoking cessation program. At DoctorsCare, our providers are specifically trained in Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine. Visit one of our two conveniently located offices in Clarksville. We accept walk-in patients of all ages during all hours of operation. No appointment is necessary! Walk in, feel better!